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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

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The State of the Union as Rorschach Test

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It was surprising how President Obama’s State of the Union speech went down. Immediately afterwards, television pundits offered clashing descriptions: prosaic, bread and butter, Clinton-like, an extension of the liberal agenda outlined in the Inaugural Address, uplifting, aggressive, and so […]

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Obama Is the First Facebook President – What Now?

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No one doubts that social networking produces results in politics, from the Arab Spring to the 2012 election, where President Obama’s ground game made the difference. That ground game was an extension of the 2008 strategy for involving millions of […]

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Is Obama a Man of Destiny?

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The historical movie “Lincoln” has struck a deep chord with many people, and it turns on a theme that is rarely met nowadays: the man of destiny.  In one scene Lincoln is sitting in the war room from which he […]

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Thank You, Mr. President. You Held Back the Worst

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It’s worth pausing for a moment to show gratitude to Barack Obama for his decent moral character. Under the most trying conditions he has held the tide against disheartening reactionary opposition.  It took character to do that without descending to […]

Obama Knows the Magic Word to End Our Troubles

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This week for the first time in the presidential race, a poll gave Mitt Romney the edge over President Obama (only a tiny one, within the margin of error). One foresees that a simple message may prevail over a complex […]

Obama, 2012 and the Mousetrap Factor

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Although pundits declared that Mitt Romney emerged from the contentious primary season in a damaged state, the Presidential race isn’t as imbalanced as it should be. Romney is considered unlikable ,too rich to appeal to working-class voters, and he registers […]

Obama’s Chances in 2012: A Season for Reason

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On all fronts there are efforts to energize the Obama converts who have lost a little faith, or a lot, over the past three years.  Despite the oft-repeated fact that no sitting President since Roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment […]

A Different Answer: Let’s Occupy Ourselves

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It’s hard to imagine someone, except on the far right, not sympathizing with the grievances of the Occupy movement. Women, young people, and minorities have been the hardest hit by the loss of millions of jobs. The fact that Wall […]

In 2012, the issue won’t just be the economy

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President Barack Obama is already pulling a bit of a hat trick, managing to sustain higher popularity than either George Bush or Ronald Reagan when they were stuck in economic doldrums. The bad economy pulls down his ratings on job […]

Why the Obama Strategy May Work

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When a President is caught in a damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t vise – as President Obama was during the debt ceiling crisis – it’s tempting not to let him go. The right wing certainly feels that […]

Why We Need President Obama – A Critical Moment

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One of the virtues of being on the liberal side of politics is that total obedience isn’t required. There are no hidden agendas. Ideology doesn’t lead to unreason.  In a political climate where it feels as if the inmates are […]

Thinking About the End of the World

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The media had fun, as it periodically does, when a fundamentalist preacher declares the end of the world. But there was a jittery feeling, too, because for the first time since the end of the Cold War, when the world […]

How About an “American Spring”?

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Anyone who has admired President Obama’s idealism all along should come away inspired by the high-mindedness of his “Arab spring” speech. It served to reassure his liberal base that he wasn’t solely continuing the Bush policy in the Middle East […]

The Bin Laden Case: Monsters and Shadows

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Despite the enticement of showing a patriotic spectacle, the television networks seemed subdued when they showed cheering crowds wrapped in the American flag dancing on the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. People didn’t dance in the streets when it […]

Previous Posts

The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil
    By Deepak Chopra, MD.   The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosmic evil embodied by Satan, and second, the concept of human evil as a permanent human inheritan

posted 11:07:42am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)
Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any closer to solving the problem. Many pin their hopes on a breakthrough in technology that could somehow clean the atmosphere of greenhouse gases, while

posted 11:58:46am Mar. 02, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To
There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred by terrorism and the spread of Islamic extremism. Yet at a deeper level, our anxiety centers on something much deeper, the possibility that the human

posted 10:23:44am Feb. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention
Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn't going to come via the family doctor but through self-c

posted 11:41:39am Feb. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Why Spirituality Matters More than Ever
In troubled times, when the world seems to be on fire, people think about God and the religion they were raised in--a source of solace and hope matters more in a crisis. I don’t find myself thinking about spirituality in those terms, however. Like a winter coat that’s put away in spring, for man

posted 12:33:52pm Feb. 09, 2015 | read full post »

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